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4 young NY Jets that should see more playing time in 2021

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4. Hamsah Nasirildeen, LB, NY Jets

The Jets will have a few interesting decisions to make at the linebacker position this offseason. C.J. Mosley will return seeing as there's no true out in his contract until 2023. Quincy Williams has impressed this season and could compete for a starting job next year.

But at the same time, it's clear the Jets probably need to upgrade at the position. First, however, they should figure out what they currently have on their roster.

Mosley and Williams should receive the bulk of snaps over the final few weeks of the season. But one other player the Jets would be wise to give some playing time to is rookie Hamsah Nasirildeen.

Nasirildeen impressed in the summer and even earned a starting job coming out of training camp playing 49 defensive snaps and starting each of the first two games of the season.

However, the former college safety hasn't played a single defensive snap since that Week 2 game. He's missed some time due to an injury and been relegated to exclusively special teams upon his return.

But why not give him a shot on defense again? Free-agent bust Jarrad Davis is still receiving a handful of snaps a game and played a whopping 24 this past Sunday.

Davis isn't going to be here next year, and it's not as if he's playing particularly well in the first place. The Jets might as well play Nasirildeen and see what they have in the young linebacker.

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